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July 4th, 2015

Federer, Murray Complete Top Dogs in R16 Saturday at Wimbledon

“The shoulder is fine,” said Murray. “You could probably see towards the end of the second set it was starting to tighten up and it cooled down as he took his injury timeout. I struggled a little bit in the second set but I was playing very aggressively at the end and finished the match as I want to go on.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:30 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 33 Comments »

June 23rd, 2015

I Have Novak Djokovic As My Early Wimbledon Favorite, But I’m Not Crazy About It

Some early thoughts on the Wimbledon favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:28 pm in Wimbledon | 111 Comments »

June 14th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Federer, Murray, Nadal on Grass This Week

Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens, Tennis | 24 Comments »

June 7th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal Helps Debut Stuttgart Grass Event

Notes: The tournament makes the switch to grass as part of the tour’s extended grasscourt season…Tough starts for (1) Nadal against the Baghdatis-Rosol winner, and (8) Troicki vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Germans Tommy Haas, Maximilian Marterer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau and Jiri Vesely…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Nadal (2007,’05) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Tennis | 39 Comments »

May 30th, 2015

Federer v Monfils, Berdych Also Battles Tsonga; French Open 4th RD Picks And Pans; Serena Survives

Will Gael Monfils finally beat Roger Federer in a Slam?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:34 pm in French Open | 114 Comments »

May 26th, 2015

Marin Cilic Resumes Grand Slam Winning Streak!

Marin Cilic is working his way back to Grand Slam winning form.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:05 am in French Open | Comments Off

May 21st, 2015

Wawrinka Crashes Out Of Home Geneva Event; Coric, Thiem Bid For Upsets In Nice

Stan Wawrinka’s troubled continued today in Geneva.

Posted by Staff @ 5:21 pm in Clay Season | 9 Comments »

May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 16th, 2015

Federer Still Can’t Win In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Djokovic Move Closer To Saturday SF

Twelve times Roger Federer has tried to win Monte Carlo and now it’s 12 times that he’s failed.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:52 pm in Monte Carlo | 120 Comments »

April 15th, 2015

Nadal v Isner, Federer v Monfils Headline Blockbuster Thursday In Monte Carlo

A bunch of big-time matches line the Thursday Monte Carlo schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:42 pm in Monte Carlo | 192 Comments »

March 15th, 2015

Marin Cilic: I’m Still In Pain And I’m Still Rusty, But I Think I’m Going To Be In Good Form Soon

US Open champion Marin Cilic returned to tennis yesterday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:54 pm in Indian Wells, Injuries | 10 Comments »

March 3rd, 2015

US Open Champion Marin Cilic Still Hasn’t Played This Year, And He Won’t Play Davis Cup Either

Marin Cilic hopes to be back at Indian Wells and Miami this month.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:21 am in Injuries | 13 Comments »

December 31st, 2014

Cilic Withdraws From Brisbane, Del Potro Might Follow; Australian Open In Doubt For Both?

Two former US Open champions might miss the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:18 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »

December 12th, 2014

Poll: Who’s Most Likely To Drop Out Of The Top 10 In 2015?

Who’ll drop out of the Top 10 in 2015?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:09 pm in 2015 Season, Polls | 103 Comments »